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  • Hypertrophy II Question - Upper vs Lower protocols

    A question for the Hypertrophy II Template. The upper body third exercise employs a 70% amrap, then back off sets of 12 with 62%, whereas on days with a lower body third exercise it's sets of [email protected]/7/8/9. Is there a reason for no amraps on the lower body lifts? 62% for 12 would also be around an 8 I think, which would make the intensity of the upper body lifts higher overall?

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    I just think the sets to failure end up being more fatiguing, in general, especially with lower body exercises.
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      Dr. Feigenbaum, what is the science behind this 70% AMRAP/63% x 2 rep scheme?

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        Originally posted by Roamer321 View Post
        Dr. Feigenbaum, what is the science behind this 70% AMRAP/63% x 2 rep scheme?
        There's very little science to indicate that any specific rep/set/intensity scheme is reliably better than another, as there are wide ranges for each variable that will work.

        The aforementioned scheme works reasonably well for strength and hypertrophy in addition to being completed relatively quickly.
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